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A 32-year-old member asked:

Is there a cure for hyperthyroid?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: There are three main therapies for the disease -- radioactive iodine (i-131), surgery, or pharmaceuticals -- each of which has its pros and cons. I-131 and surgery are considered cure for the disease. Pharmaceuticals will control the disease but might not cure it in 60-80% of the patients.
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Yes depending: There are also some natural approaches that can be of benefit, but what exactly they are will depend on what exactly is wrong with your thyroid.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is hyperthyroid?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Too much thyroid !: Higher than normal thyroid levels in the blood. Condition will suppress tsh, which is easily measured. Too much can cause tachycardia, fine thinning hair, osteoporosis if untreated. This condition requires a medical evaluation.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Most often, the entire gland is overproducing thyroid hormone. This is called Graves' disease. Less commonly, a single nodule is responsible for the excess hormone secretion. We call this a "hot" nodule. Thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid) can also cause hyperthyroidism.
Nov 7, 2012

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